After two warm days,with short sleeves, sun and fun gardening, this morning has wind howling and snow flurries swirling through the petals of the neighborhood.
Moaning and groaning is not my style so after a warm cup of coffee I threw on my jacket, hat and scarf and walked the property.
Oh, how silly the neighbors must have thought I was, as I started whirling and catching snowflakes on my tongue!
The cold was invigorating and I thought the flowers so pretty with the snow.
Here are a few shots!
Loved the fresh air and warmed up with some green tea, after returning inside.
If that was not enough to make a good morning, I lost a pound! After staying the same for so long I was beginning to wonder.
SO I am chalking it up to my two days of major gardening! I LOVE gardening and now that Spring is here, however slow it may be, I see more success, around the corner.
I will build on my talents and strengths!
Some people see work, pulling weeds, digging and hauling, sweating, getting dirty, wet and cold. I see how a garden will look finished and all the steps along the way. Isn't this like
the healthy weight loss journey that I am on?
Yes it is a lot of hard, long, dirty work, but just like a garden, you plan, you do a little at a time
you keep working at it, it requires patience, but you keep the idea...the picture of how it will look later in the season, maybe even a couple years.
It takes working at it. Physical labor. Moving, bending, lifting and yes, finding a different way to accomplish something, should age and/ or injury set in.
I no longer kneel and squat for hours at a time. I learned my lesson on that one!
So I Improvise, I adapt, I overcome!! Certainly I can do this with my weight loss program!
Back to that garden.....it requires, WATER. Anyone can see what happens should plants not get enough. Same thing happens with me! My skin, ugh! My head gets foggy and I get CRANKY!! We don't want that. My body does not function well, without enough water.
I don't have the energy I need.
Fertilizer.. plants need rich soil, compost the proper nutrients. I need to keep the fuel going in my body to be rich in nutrients, healthy and not junk!
My garden will flourish and be lush and beautiful, with the right care, as will I.
Shall I then look as myself as a garden? I am really good at gardening. It is a strength, a talent, a gift! I will build on these and transfer what I know to myself. Now why did I not think of this before!
So I will leave you with one last photo. My veggie garden has been too wet, with all the rain, but I did start some lettuce in a couple containers. Fuel for me!
Looking forward to taking care of MY, me myself and I garden!